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Exhibition Hours

Thursday: 1:00–8:00pm Free to all!
Friday–Sunday: 11:00am–6:00pm

The gallery is closed until June 29 as we install our next show.

Getting to the Archive

Visitor Entrance

Enter under the glass awning at 2325 Third Street and take the elevator to Floor 4R. If you arrive after 6:00pm, or anytime on Sunday, please ring us on the call box to be buzzed into the building.


Street parking is limited. There is a paid parking lot at Illinois and 20th Streets.

Public Transit

Several Muni lines stop directly in front or within a block of the Archive, including the 48 Quintara/24th Street bus, the 55 Dogpatch bus, the 15 Bayview Hunters Point Express bus, and the T Third Street Metro Light Rail.

Ways to Experience the Archive



Coming Soon to the Gallery

Amos Paul Kennedy. Jr.: Citizen Printer

On view June 29, 2024 – January 2025

Through the use of bold language, graphic typography, and colorful layers, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.’s letterpress prints embody an intensity that catches the eye and provokes the mind. Curated by designer and author Kelly Walters, this exhibition includes a wide variety of printed artifacts such as broadsides, maps, church fans, handbills, and oversized posters produced throughout Kennedy’s career.

Attend the reception on July 20, 2024.

Gallery Open Hours & Admission Fees

Open Hours

Thursday: 1:00–8:00pm
Friday–Sunday: 11:00am–6:00pm

Closed until June 29 during installation
Closed Monday–Wednesday

Admission Fees

Member: free
General: $10
Student, senior, educator, people with disabilities: $5
Children 12 & under: free

Get gallery admission tickets

Tickets also available at the door.

Holiday Schedule

Letterform Archive's exhibition and all services are closed on the following public observances:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/16/23)
President’s Day (2/20/23)
Memorial Day (5/29/23)
Juneteenth (6/19/23)
Independence Day (7/4/23)
Labor Day (9/4/23)
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (10/9/23)
Thanksgiving Day (11/23/23)
Day After Thanksgiving (11/24/23)
Christmas Day (12/25/23)
New Year’s Eve (12/31/23)
New Year's Day (1/1/24)

Letterform Archive is open on the following public observances:

Cesar Chavez Day (3/31/23)
Veterans Day (11/11/23)



On every Thursday, all year long, enjoy free admission!

North American Reciprocal Museum Association

Present your current (digital) membership card, marked with the gold North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program sticker, to enjoy free admission and a 10% discount in the shop Questions? Please contact our Membership office at [email protected].

Museums for All

Letterform Archive offers individuals and families (up to four individuals) admission, including access to special exhibitions, to the Museum for $1 for guests who hold an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. No need to show your EBT card for admission — just say you’d like the “Museums for All” rate.

People with Disabilities

Letterform Archive offers $5 dollar general admission for people with disabilities. Drivers and care assistants supporting visitors with disabilities will be given free access to the Museum. Anyone who self identifies as having a disability is eligible for this discount; no verification required.

Guest Policies

Face Coverings

Face coverings are optional but encouraged. Surgical masks are available upon request at the ticketing desk for those who would like one.

Food and Beverages

No food, bottled water, or other beverages are permitted in the galleries. Sealed food or drink in a bag or purse is permitted. If you have a medical need for water, please see the ticketing desk.

Infant Feeding

We allow breastfeeding and bottle-feeding in all spaces. Bottles should remain under the control of an adult in the gallery spaces.


We encourages photography for personal (non-commercial) use, unless otherwise noted. Tag us on social!

Backpacks & Large Items

Backpacks must be worn on the front, carried on your side like a briefcase, or left behind the front desk. Letterform Archive does not have the ability to store over-sized items.

Pen Policy

Only pencils are permitted in the galleries; no pens or other art materials. Pencils are available from the ticketing desk.



From street level, one does not need to use any steps or pass through any but accessible doors.


Letterform Archive offers accessible gender neutral restrooms during weekday hours.

Bike Parking

Free, on-street bike parking is available outside the 3rd St entrance. Letterform Archive assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property left at bike parking.


We are happy to provide seating upon request.


We are happy to connect you to our Wi-Fi! Just ask at the front desk.


Letterform Archive publishes exquisite books on graphic design, typography, and lettering, drawing from its unprecedented collection to tell rich stories with exceptional reproduction and unique design.

Contact Guest Services

+1 415 802 7485
[email protected]

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